One of my favorite things about Jesus is that nothing is ever too broken, too messy, too dirty, too hopeless, or too far gone for Him.  He is the master Craftsman and He is continually at work in our heart and lives.  In His capable hands, even the most broken things can be upcycled.  He is continually taking our broken, messy, dirty, hopeless, sinful selves and upcycling us into a beautiful reflection of Himself.

God loves to take people and situations that seem beyond repair and remake them in a way that can be used them for His honor and glory.

He did it for me and he continues to upcycle my story.  He found me when I was an absolute mess and He is doing an unbelievable work in and through me.  I’m still a work in progress, but I will never be the same. 

Maybe that is why I love turning trash to treasure at Drop Leaf Designs. To me, upcycling old furniture is a concrete example that new life can be breathed into things that once seemed useless or worthless.  It is a call to embrace the imperfect, turn junk to gems, and to create salvaged treasures.  See what my sister and I recreate, remake, repurpose, and restyle at our little business called Drop Leaf Designs on Facebook or Instagram 

I’m such a believer in the power that God has to upcycle our stories that I’ve also Co-Founded a ministry called That Upcycled Life (TUL).  If Upcycycling is your thing then you’re going to want to connect with TUL.  It is dynamic new ministry where we are on mission to pour encouragement and inspiration into Christian creatives.  We have That Upcycled Life DIY youtube show, my TUL UNCUT interview series, the Reflections Podcast, and a DIY blog!  It’s all upcycling, all the time. 

You can follow TUL on Facebook, on Instagram, or on Youtube.